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Director of the Joint Staff, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, Joint Force Headquarters, Idaho

Brigadier General Brad Richy is assigned as the Director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security. In this key position, he is directly responsible for Idaho emergency readiness and preparedness planning in support of the Idaho Homeland Security and Emergency Management Strategies. He serves as the alternate Homeland Security Advisor and principal Emergency Management Advisor to the Governor and Adjutant General. As the Governor’s Authorized Representative Brigadier General Richy acts as the single point of contact for all federal, regional, and state emergency management activities. Additionally Brigadier General Richy serves as the State Administrative Agent overseeing implementation and compliance of all eligible Department of Homeland Security sponsored grants. As director of the Bureau, Brigadier General Richy oversees all state Public Safety Communications infrastructure and planning. The Bureau has seven offices around the state and is staffed with 65 full-time personnel.



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